The fire-truck-red brick exterior of Mane Attractions Hair Studio invites heads of hair for remodeling within a spacious, studio-style salon. Wielded by master stylist Kristi Howell, a Joico deep-conditioning mask steeps manes for 20 minutes in hydrating nourishment and dives deep into strands to strengthen and repair hair damaged from over-styling, cold weather, or drying off in the microwave. To top off the treatment, the stylist corrals the warm breeze of a blow-dryer to bequeath coifs with a polished style. The studio recommends that heads sport the deep-conditioning mask up to two times per month, depending on the severity of the hair’s dryness.
While working toward becoming certified yoga teachers, massage therapists, and personal fitness trainers, the students of Lexington Healing Arts Academy complete hundreds of hours of hands-on training. They put their fresh knowledge into action, leading classes and working with clients to promote natural healing and wellness.
In addition, the center is home to certified instructors who lead a variety of classes on body alignment, pose execution, and proper breathing as well as general fitness. There's Rebecca Hannifan, for example, an instructor who brings elements of mambo and salsa to Shake, Shimmy, Sweat classes. Fitness and yoga sessions also include Yoga Foundations, which helps to establish a basic knowledge of yoga while improving general well-being, as well as Happy & Healthy Backs, which gently builds strength and flexibility to support spines. Some of the center's classes are quite inventive as well; there's Piloxing, for starters, which adds elements of Pilates to cardio kickboxing.
Functioning as both a salon and wellness spa, Salon Asa fulfills a variety of needs related to beauty, health, and relaxation. With a team of cosmetologists, massage therapists, personal trainers, and yoga teachers, Asa offers everything from haircuts to Thai massage to yogalates classes. Visit the salon for mani-pedis, hair colors, waxings, and other beauty-related treatments, then stop by the spa for pure relaxation, with several types of massages to choose from. The shop’s yoga studio reduces the effects of stress through soothing stretches and relaxing breathing exercises.
The salon has also implemented several sustainability initiatives to help the business become eco-friendly. Many of the shop’s beauty products use natural and organic ingredients, and several of the store’s furnishings are repurposed.
Electrologist Louise Chaffins pours more than 20 years of experience into Bluegrass Electrolysis and Laser Clinic, where she oversees a friendly staff of capable technicians. Louise and her comrades clear bodies of unwanted hair with electrolysis and laser hair-removal procedures, and they spruce up visages plagued by wrinkles and Rorschach inkblot-shaped age spots with noninvasive facial services such as microcurrent facial toning and infrared light therapy. A complimentary consultation precedes each treatment, ensuring clients receive plans tailored to their individual needs.
Laser Perfect Med Spa's medical staff keeps busy with an extensive array of skin, hair-removal, and massage services to maintain your youthful appearance with Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Radiesse and Juvederm. Technicians prove that lasers, like a part-time trombonist/part-time psychologist, have many different uses. Techs use the focused light of Candela Gentle Yag lasers to quell hair growth at the root, reduce the appearance of sunspots, and erase spider veins. Chemical peels and diamond-aided microdermabrasion exfoliate away dead skin to leave the complexion more even and glowing. Massage therapists take a full-body approach to wellness by encouraging relaxation and muscular pain relief.